BROWNSVILLE, Brooklyn (PIX11) — Three people were shot in Brooklyn Wednesday morning, police said.
The shooter pulled up in a black SUV and, along with two other men, opened fire, sources told PIX11. Officers responded to the scene on Rutland Road in Brownsville just after 11:30 a.m. The victims, all males in their 30s, were rushed to a hospital. Their conditions weren’t immediately made available.
Crime scene tape closed off the area around a pizza shop. Victor Valentin, who works at the restaurant, said he was unable to work.
“We usually close at 9 and now they got to go home now because no one’s allowed inside,” he said.
It’s more than just losing a day’s pay for him. It’s another thing he has to worry about.
“I think about my family, especially my son,” Valentin said.
The victims in Wednesday’s shooting may have known the gunmen, sources said. The shooting may be gang related.
This was at least the second shooting with multiple victims in Brownsville this week. On Sunday, four people were shot, including a 16-year-old boy who was struck in the head, according to police. The NYPD on Wednesday released surveillance video of the shooting with the hope that someone would come forward with information about the suspect.
No arrests have been made in either shooting.
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